28 days in Italy Itinerary

28 days in Italy Itinerary

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Venice
— 2 nights
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Lampedusa
— 2 nights
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San Vito lo Capo, Sicily
— 5 nights
Fly
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Rome
— 4 nights
Train
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Florence
— 3 nights
Drive to Piombino, Ferry to Portoferraio
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Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 3 nights
Ferry to Porto Biglietterie Sud, Fly to Olbia
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San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Baunei, Sardinia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Alghero, Sardinia
— 2 nights
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Venice

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cannaregio and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Get a sense of the local culture at Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony & Scrovegni Chapel). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, make a trip to St Mark's Campanile, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip builder website.

San Francisco, USA to Venice is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Venice. In July, Venice is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 87°F and lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

2
nights
Lampedusa

Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
On the 5th (Tue), kick back and relax at Sciatu Persu, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Pulcino, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia dei Conigli, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Croce Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then look for all kinds of wild species at Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lampedusa attractions tool.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Lampedusa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Venice in July, expect nights in Lampedusa to be somewhat warmer, around 74°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

5
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San Vito lo Capo, Sicily

A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
Escape the urban bustle at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo and Buena Vida Catamarano. Get a sense of the local culture at Selinunte Archaeological Park and Baia Santa Margherita, Castelluzzo di S.Vito Lo Capo. Explore San Vito lo Capo's surroundings by going to Grotta Mangiapane (in Custonaci), Tempio di Segesta (in Calatafimi-Segesta) and Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Spiaggia di Macari, look for gifts at La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico, and make a trip to Chiesa Madre - Duomo di Erice.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Vito lo Capo tour planning website.

Traveling by flight from Lampedusa to San Vito lo Capo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

4
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Rome

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get in touch with nature at Cascata delle Marmore and Lago di Piediluco. Colosseum and Pantheon are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Rome, make a side trip to see Necropoli di Tarquinia in Tarquinia, approximately Tarquinia away. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome sightseeing planning app.

You can fly from San Vito lo Capo to Rome in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

3
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Florence

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Pitti Palace and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Get some cultural insight at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Step out of Florence with an excursion to Castello del Trebbio in Santa Brigida--about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Vecchio.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Florence road trip site.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in July, with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

3
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Portoferraio, Elba Island

Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Explore hidden gems such as Spiaggia Di Sansone and Spiaggia di Cavoli. Relax by the water at Spiaggia Della Biodola and Spiaggia Di Sottobomba. Take a break from Portoferraio with a short trip to Spiaggia di Chiessi in Chiessi, about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia delle Ghiaie, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia delle Tombe, and discover the deep blue sea with Blu Immersion Diving Center.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Portoferraio journey builder app.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Florence to Portoferraio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry. In July in Portoferraio, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

2
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San Teodoro, Sardinia

A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): stroll through Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo, enjoy the sand and surf at Lu Impostu Beach, then kick back and relax at Porto Taverna Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia La Cinta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Capo Comino and then stroll through Spiaggia di Sa Curcurica.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Teodoro trip builder app.

Getting from Portoferraio to San Teodoro by combination of ferry and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. When traveling from Portoferraio in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Teodoro: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Baunei.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

3
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Baunei, Sardinia

Baunei is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian island of Sardinia.GeographyThe municipality of Baunei is located about 100km northeast of Cagliari and about 11km north of Tortolì. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cala Mariolu and Cala Goloritzè. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grotta del Bue Marino and Spiaggia di Cala Luna. Take a break from Baunei with a short trip to Cala Fuili Beach in Cala Gonone, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Cala dei Gabbiani, stroll through Lido di Orri, and look for all kinds of wild species at Diving Cala Mariolu.

To find photos and more tourist information, read our Baunei trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Teodoro to Baunei takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Baunei sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Alghero.

Things to do in Baunei

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

2
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Alghero, Sardinia

Little Barcelona

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): wander the streets of Centro Storico Bosa, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stroll through Spiaggia di Maria Pia. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Capo Caccia and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Mugoni.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Alghero online vacation builder.

You can drive from Baunei to Alghero in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Baunei in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 65°F in Alghero. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.